Local Hiking Trails and Area Maps
THE ARIZONA TRAIL
The Arizona Trail is an 800+ mile recreation trail from Mexico to Utah that connects mountain ranges, canyons, deserts, forests, wilderness areas, historic sites, trail systems, points of interest, communities, and people. It serves dayhikers, backpackers, equestrians, mountain bicyclists, trail runners, nature enthusiasts, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and mule and llama packers.
The Arizona Trail travels through the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest and offers opportunities to view a variety of vegetation types -- from ponderosa pine and Gambel oak to pinyon-juniper, sage and grasslands. The trail also offers some tantalizing views of the San Francisco Peaks, Grand Canyon, Upper Basin, Coconino Rim and the Painted Desert.
For several months of the year, there may be no water sources along these segments. Russell Tank, the most dependable water supply, is a very important source for wildlife and livestock. All water sources should be considered unsafe for human use unless properly treated.
The Arizona Trail runs from the southern boundary of the Tusayan Ranger District north and northwest to Grandview Lookout Tower. Then, the trail heads west from Grandview to Tusayan. From there, the trail exits the Tusayan Ranger District and enters Grand Canyon National Park.